Information, goulash soup and mountains of motivation

by Franziska Baur/SRI,  2010/04/19

Although spring seemed a little shy on this Friday in April, more than eighty humedica assistants attended the annual meeting of honorary employees.

Goulash soup was distributed at the meeting of honorary employees. Photo:humedica/Franziska Baur

humedica seized the event as an occasion to thank the committed assistants, to present a summarising review of the past year’s work and to inform about currently planned projects.

However, besides taking part in the framework programme, the event was to provide the possibility of talking and exchanging news and information within a nice atmosphere.

This year, the first point on the agenda was a report about the situation in Haiti. Simone Winneg, a humedica coordinator who had been a member of the first mission team in Haiti, told about the first days after the earthquake in January.

The honorary employees got completely caught up in this detailed firsthand account and also in the following presentation of reconstruction projects.

Afterwards there was goulash soup and rolls for everyone who was hungry. And there also was some time for a little chat with other participants of the meeting.

The next point on the agenda consisted of the presentation of photos and information, as well as of insights into the humedica family sponsorship programme and the latest Christmas campaign “Gift from the Heart”. The honorary employees showed a particular interest above all in the latter.

The meeting of honorary employees was a sociable event. Photo: humedica/Franziska Baur

When seeing the pictures of children holding a colourfully wrapped parcel in their hands and beaming with joy, a feeling of satisfaction noticeably spread among the guests. After all, many of them had contributed to the fact that the gifts reached their little – or sometimes also a little older – recipients.

As a closure for a successful afternoon, the participants of a project trip to Brazil, who had returned only a relatively short time before, told about their experiences concerning the work at the humedica-run children’s village in Nova Friburgo. The great enthusiasm of the five travellers was expressed by means of many photos, videos and their own lively reports.

The humedica team working with Roswitha Gutsche and Joachim Panhans hopes that all visitors enjoyed the meeting and would like to thank everyone for their attendance.

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